by Michele Alperin JointMedia News Service PRINCETON, NJ - A gap remains between young Russian Jews and the larger American Jewish community, even as organizations like Limmud FSU and others work to build bridges between them. Sandy Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU, suggests that the only way to ultimately bring these two communities together is to continue, at least for now, having separate organizations and events for Russian Jews. “There … [Read more...] about For U.S. Russian Jewry, An Exercise in Identity
Kicking off Limmud FSU's seventh year, Limmud FSU Princeton opened this past Friday afternoon just a short hop away from Princeton University. This, the first multi-day Limmud FSU event to take place in North America, brought 650 participants (including 50 kids) together for three days of Jewish learning and exploration. The program, geared to all ages and every perspective, was organized by volunteers from the U.S. Russian-speaking Jewish … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Einstein: A First Look
by Chaim Chesler Professor Albert Einstein is the focal point of this Limmud FSU for Russsian speakers that is taking place this weekend at Princeton University, New Jersey, the place that gave the great scientist (and many others like him) a home and a refuge after he decided not to return to Germany from a visit to the United States in 1933. Princeton is and was the crucible in which many pre-eminent Nobel prize winners, among them many … [Read more...] about The Sky is Not the Limit!
MK Haim Amsalem and Rabbi Uri Regev, who heads “Hiddush - For Freedom of Religion and Equality,” will be among the presenters at Taste of Limmud Jerusalem, on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Herzl Center, on Jerusalem's Mt. Herzl. At a time when extremism and discrimination against women and immigrants is grabbing headlines, Limmud Jerusalem joins the worldwide Limmud family to promote and celebrate diversity, inclusiveness, dialogue and … [Read more...] about Taste of Limmud Jerusalem Premiers This Week
Just two months ago, readers of The Jerusalem Post voted a story published in the paper by Gil Shefler on Limmud FSU's St. Petersburg Conference as the “Leading Story of the Jewish World in 2011.” The award was presented Sunday at the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York to Matthew Bronfman - Limmud FSU Inetrnational Steering Committee Chair and Dr. Nona Kuchina and Moshe Shneerson (Israel) of Dr. Nona International - the Deputy Chairs of … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Receives Jerusalem Post Award